Junior Achievement hosts interactive career fair for local students

Junior Achievement hosts interactive career fair for local students
Junior Achievement is hosting JA Inspire, an interactive career fair that introduces students to a wide range of regional career opportunities. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Thousands of area 8th and 9th grade students will have the opportunity to learn about careers from mentors in the workforce.

Junior Achievement is hosting JA Inspire, an interactive career fair that introduces students to a wide range of regional career opportunities.

The fair will be located at the Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing B from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Area companies will showcase their businesses through interactive exhibits. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Area companies will showcase their businesses through interactive exhibits. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Companies will participate in a showcase that includes interactive exhibits for students to explore their career options upon graduating from high school.

“There are jobs in this region that go unfilled every day and there are young people that need to be inspired to pursue careers and to get those jobs,” Junior Achievement Debra Hoffer said, "And the educators need to and want to help young people to be successful.”

Junior Achievement said the exhibits will include more than 400 adult mentors in 109 career stations who will share their career advice with students, as well as engage them with equipment and technology.

To learn more about Junior Achievement and the JA Inspire career fair click here.

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